Job 15 YLT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 And Eliphaz the Temanite answereth and saith: -- 1 Then Eliphaz the Temanite replied:
2 Doth a wise man answer [with] vain knowledge? And fill [with] an east wind his belly? 2 "Would a wise man answer with empty notions or fill his belly with the hot east wind?
3 To reason with a word not useful? And speeches -- no profit in them? 3 Would he argue with useless words, with speeches that have no value?
4 Yea, thou dost make reverence void, And dost diminish meditation before God. 4 But you even undermine piety and hinder devotion to God.
5 For thy mouth teacheth thine iniquity, And thou chooseth the tongue of the subtile. 5 Your sin prompts your mouth; you adopt the tongue of the crafty.
6 Thy mouth declareth thee wicked, and not I, And thy lips testify against thee. 6 Your own mouth condemns you, not mine; your own lips testify against you.
7 The first man art thou born? And before the heights wast thou formed? 7 "Are you the first man ever born? Were you brought forth before the hills?
8 Of the secret counsel of God dost thou hear? And withdrawest thou unto thee wisdom? 8 Do you listen in on God's council? Do you limit wisdom to yourself ?
9 What hast thou known, and we know not? Understandest thou -- and it is not with us? 9 What do you know that we do not know? What insights do you have that we do not have?
10 Both the gray-headed And the very aged [are] among us -- Greater than thy father [in] days. 10 The gray-haired and the aged are on our side, men even older than your father.
11 Too few for thee are the comforts of God? And a gentle word [is] with thee, 11 Are God's consolations not enough for you, words spoken gently to you?
12 What -- doth thine heart take thee away? And what -- are thine eyes high? 12 Why has your heart carried you away, and why do your eyes flash,
13 For thou turnest against God thy spirit? And hast brought out words from thy mouth: 13 so that you vent your rage against God and pour out such words from your mouth?
14 What [is] man that he is pure, And that he is righteous, one born of woman? 14 "What is man, that he could be pure, or one born of woman, that he could be righteous?
15 Lo, in His holy ones He putteth no credence, And the heavens have not been pure in His eyes. 15 If God places no trust in his holy ones, if even the heavens are not pure in his eyes,
16 Also -- surely abominable and filthy Is man drinking as water perverseness. 16 how much less man, who is vile and corrupt, who drinks up evil like water!
17 I shew thee -- hearken to me -- And this I have seen and declare: 17 "Listen to me and I will explain to you; let me tell you what I have seen,
18 Which the wise declare -- And have not hid -- from their fathers. 18 what wise men have declared, hiding nothing received from their fathers
19 To them alone was the land given, And a stranger passed not over into their midst: 19 (to whom alone the land was given when no alien passed among them):
20 `All days of the wicked he is paining himself, And few years have been laid up for the terrible one. 20 All his days the wicked man suffers torment, the ruthless through all the years stored up for him.
21 A fearful voice [is] in his ears, In peace doth a destroyer come to him. 21 Terrifying sounds fill his ears; when all seems well, marauders attack him.
22 He believeth not to return from darkness, And watched [is] he for the sword. 22 He despairs of escaping the darkness; he is marked for the sword.
23 He is wandering for bread -- `Where [is] it?' He hath known that ready at his hand Is a day of darkness. 23 He wanders about--food for vultures; he knows the day of darkness is at hand.
24 Terrify him do adversity and distress, They prevail over him As a king ready for a boaster. 24 Distress and anguish fill him with terror; they overwhelm him, like a king poised to attack,
25 For he stretched out against God his hand, And against the Mighty he maketh himself mighty. 25 because he shakes his fist at God and vaunts himself against the Almighty,
26 He runneth unto Him with a neck, With thick bosses of his shields. 26 defiantly charging against him with a thick, strong shield.
27 For he hath covered his face with his fat, And maketh vigour over [his] confidence. 27 "Though his face is covered with fat and his waist bulges with flesh,
28 And he inhabiteth cities cut off, houses not dwelt in, That have been ready to become heaps. 28 he will inhabit ruined towns and houses where no one lives, houses crumbling to rubble.
29 He is not rich, nor doth his wealth rise, Nor doth he stretch out on earth their continuance. 29 He will no longer be rich and his wealth will not endure, nor will his possessions spread over the land.
30 He turneth not aside from darkness, His tender branch doth a flame dry up, And he turneth aside at the breath of His mouth! 30 He will not escape the darkness; a flame will wither his shoots, and the breath of God's mouth will carry him away.
31 Let him not put credence in vanity, He hath been deceived, For vanity is his recompence. 31 Let him not deceive himself by trusting what is worthless, for he will get nothing in return.
32 Not in his day is it completed, And his bending branch is not green. 32 Before his time he will be paid in full, and his branches will not flourish.
33 He shaketh off as a vine his unripe fruit, And casteth off as an olive his blossom. 33 He will be like a vine stripped of its unripe grapes, like an olive tree shedding its blossoms.
34 For the company of the profane [is] gloomy, And fire hath consumed tents of bribery. 34 For the company of the godless will be barren, and fire will consume the tents of those who love bribes.
35 To conceive misery, and to bear iniquity, Even their heart doth prepare deceit. 35 They conceive trouble and give birth to evil; their womb fashions deceit."